The Epigenesis of Mind: Essays on Biology and Cognition

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Subject Index

Adaptive learning, 4, 12, 21, 22
Adultocentrism, 210
Adults and young children communication, 266
Air/nothing concept, 282-283, 288 and children, 282-283
American Sign Language (ASL), 117-121, 295
Amnesia, 87
Animals, 4, 5, 11, 18-21
behavior and learning, 4
classical vs. instrumental conditioning in, 8
development stages and learning, 6
evolution and natural selection, 19, 247
innate constraints on, 247
innate learning mechanisms in, 299, 311- 312, 313
and learning in, 3, 4, 5, 13
numerosity discrimination studies in, 299, 313
rats, 6, 10, 12, 28, 29, 30
sense of similarity, 247
Ants, 26-27
Appetitive instrumental conditioning, 9-10
Arithmetic, see Mathematics
Assessment conditions, 208-209, 213, 219
Assimilation and accomodation, 172, 196
Associative laws of learning, 294, 296
Associative Learning, 4, 5, 6-13, 88
and animals, 4
appetitive instrumental conditioning, 9-10
and avoidance, 8-9
food, learned aversions of, 10-13
General Process Learning Theory, 6-8
and privileges, 8-9
Avoidance learning, 8-9
Avoidance reflex in infants, 71, 73, 81

Baconian induction, 246
definition of, 258
Birds, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16-17, 20, 21-25, 38-64, 111, 238, 298, 312, 315
learning migratory behaviors, 13, 16-18
learning songs, see Bird Songs
Bird songs, learning of, 12, 17, 21-25, 31, 33, 38-64, 114, 127, 298, 312, 315
and creativity in, 59, 61-63
critical periods, 114
development in, 40-63
learning mechanisms, 21, 23, 25
social interaction, effects of, 41-44
stages in, 51-59, 60
in species, 21-25, 33
in dialects, 38-40
Blind individuals and learning, 294-297, 310
Brain damage, see also Lesions in adults, 81, 85, 87, 96, 97

Causal homeostasis, 242-244
Causal relations, 243
Central processing of information, 175-176, 178, 184, 192, 193
classification skills in, 224-230, 232, 240
by color, 224-230
by shape, 224-230


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